6 Sept 2002 (Pompano Beach, FL) --
pleased to announce the entry of a third Audi S4 Competition for the
SPEED World Challenge GT round at Mazda Raceway, Laguna Seca. 24 year-old
Edwards, of Santa Maria , California, will pilot the #3 Champion S4,
regulars Michael Galati and Derek Bell for the event.
Throughout the 2002 season, Audi Sport North America's
Rod Bymaster has placed promising young American drivers in the 2001
GT championship-winning Audi S4, most recently Joel Nelson, who drove the
Champion entry at Mid-Ohio and Road America. Edwards, like Nelson, was
supported in the Formula Palmer Audi series by Audi Sport N.A.
Edwards has competed extensively - and successfully -
in several open-wheel series in Europe, though he got his start in Karting,
becoming four-time California State Champion and two-time Western USA
between 1990 and 1995. After 45 wins and 29 seconds in 108 kart races,
won the 1995 Elf Winfield Competition, earning a full scholorship to the
Elf Formula Renault Campus Series.
In 1996/97, Edwards competed in the British Formula Ford
Championship (1win, 3 poles, 8 top five finishes and two track records)
the Formula Ford Festival, where he achieved two Poles and two race wins.
then won the Formula Opel Winterseries Championship in 1998, while running
limited schedule in Formula Renault.
Paul won two Championships in 1999 - the Formula Palmer
Audi Winterseries and the Europa Cup, while also competing in the EFDA
All told, Edwards racked up eleven overall victories that year between the
series. After testing a factory Le Mans Corvette at Sebring during 2000,
moved to the British Formula 3 series for 2001, but was unable to complete
'01 season due to lack of funding.